MS Excel: LEN Function (WS, VBA)
The Microsoft Excel LEN function returns the length of the specified string.
LEN Function (Syntax)
The syntax for the Microsoft Excel LEN function is:
LEN( text )
text is the string to return the length for.
The LEN function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:
- Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000
Type of Excel Function
The LEN function can be used in Microsoft Excel as:
- Worksheet function (WS)
- VBA function (VBA)
LEN Examples (as Worksheet Function)
Let's look at some Excel LEN function examples and explore how you would use the LEN function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:
Based on the Excel spreadsheet above, the following LEN function examples would return:
|=LEN(A1)||would return 13|
|=LEN(A2)||would return 16|
|=LEN("Excel")||would return 5|
|=LEN("123")||would return 3|
|=LEN(123)||would return 3|
LEN Examples (as VBA Function)
The LEN function can also be used in VBA code in Microsoft Excel.
Let's look at some Excel LEN function examples and explore how you would use the LEN function in Excel VBA code:
Dim LResult As Long LResult = Len ("www.techonthenet.com")
In this example, the variable called LResult would now contain the value 20.